Continuing Education Clay Studio

Haywood Community College Creative Arts Continuing Education clay studio is well equipped to offer a variety of ceramic classes and workshops. There are several offerings of wheel-throwing classes, hand building and sculpting classes taught by talented practicing artists.

The studio is approximately 34’ x 24’ and can provide space for up to 15 students. There is the shared use of several shelf units for storage of work. The classroom includes seven 22” x 4’ wooden tables and four 22″ x 8″ tables, all with shelf space of the same size underneath. The space includes large day lighting windows to provide lots of natural light. During nice weather students can take advantage of a cross breeze due to the windows that open on either side of the clay studio.

There are two electric kilns utilized for the firing of class work. Students also have the ability to the glaze their work in the glaze studio during class time.


The following list of equipment will give you an idea of what you can expect to find during your class here at Haywood Community College. Although we do have this equipment, if something is not necessary for your class, it may not be available for your use. Your instructor will determine the equipment used by your class and it will be appropriate to the techniques taught.

The Clay Studio includes:
  • 15 – Pottery wheels with reversing switch
  • ​Assorted prepared glazes & stains
  • ​Basic tool kits for student check out during class
  • ​2- Electric kilns
  • ​30″ x 2′ canvas covered plaster wedging table
  • ​Northstar 4′ x 2′ slab roller
  • ​55″x 100″ table /workspace
  • ​Ware carts for transporting work
  • ​Various Calipers
  • ​5 – 9.5″ Banding Wheels
  • ​5 – 8.5″ Banding Wheels
  • ​Assorted brushes, whisks, and hand tools


On the first meeting of your class, you will go through a formal safety talk regarding all elements of your course, studio and facility.

Studio Clean up

Students can anticipate a daily cleanup that will be done at the end of each class. Studio cleanup is mandatory

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A View From The Studio